For all treatment each patient will be
assessed to ensure that they are fit enough to undertake any
treatment offered and monitored to ensure they maintain this
fitness whilst having treatment.
Any treatment offered will be discussed
with the patient and it is ultimately their decision if they wish
Surgery – this is carried out at the
Royal Berkshire Hospital when the team of doctors looking after you
are sure the cancer has not spread. In most cases the patient does
receive a course of chemotherapy before the surgery.
Chemotherapy – carried out at the Royal
Berkshire Hospital this is anticancer drug treatment usually given
in a liquid form directly in your blood stream. The drugs travel in
your blood to all parts of your body and can attack the cancer
cells where ever they are.
Radiotherapy - This is high energy X –
ray treatment directed to one area of the body (where the cancer
is). It will only work in the area it directed at not throughout
the body. This treatment is also carried out at the Royal Berkshire
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